Friday, June 21, 2013

TOSOS Benefit a Loving Tribute to Doric Wilson

By Byrne Harrison

Last night's benefit performance of Street Theater was a fitting and touching tribute to playwright and TOSOS founder Doric Wilson.  Wilson, who passed away in 2011, was well-loved by his many friends and collaborators, so it is no surprise that they put every ounce of effort into this annual benefit supporting TOSOS and the LGBT Community Center.

It was a labor of love, and it showed.

Wilson's play about the Stonewall Uprising is wildly funny and whip-smart.  The performance featured a very talented cast of award-winning TOSOS and downtown theatre regulars under the direction of TOSOS Artistic Director Mark Finley.

This is an annual event that I look forward to, not just because of the many familiar faces I see onstage and in the audience, but because it is an entertaining tribute to a legend in New York theatre--one that I was honored to know.  It's also just a lot of fun.

Congratulations to everyone involved.

Street Theater
By Doric Wilson
Directed by Mark Finley
Stage Manager: Jennifer Marie Russo
Costume Consultant: Chris Weikel
House Manager: Robin Kaufman

Featuring: Christopher Borg, J. Stephen Brantley, Rebecca Nyahay, Eilis Chaill, Jason Pintar, Chris Andersson, Travis C. Artz, Jeremy Lawrence, Michael Lynch, Tim Abrams, Ben Strothmann, Chad Austin, Russell Jordan, and Desmond Dutcher

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